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This Week in Poker -- Nov. 21-27

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Cornel CimpanCheck out every Friday for a weekly wrap-up of the news from the live poker tournament trail.

Card Player Player of the Year Update

1: Eric Baldwin — 6,058
2: Cornel Cimpan — 5,670 (pictured right)
3: Yevgeniy Timoshenko — 5,463
4: Vitaly Lunkin — 4,473
5: Soheil Shamseddin — 4,085
6: Brock Parker — 3,772
7: Jason Mercier — 3,764
8: Joseph Cada — 3,600
9: Mike Leah — 3,497
10: Angel Guillen — 3,492

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Last Chances in December

December will be crunch time for the top five players in the POY standings as they all scramble to score points at every opportunity. Whoever is leading the race in late December will be waiting for the final POY contender to bust out of the World Poker Tour Five-Diamond World Poker Classic so that he can finally exhale and enjoy his hard-fought victory. Here is a look at the last-minute tournaments that will have large chunks of POY points available as the final days tick off the calendar in 2009:

Dec. 1-6: PokerStars APPT Sydney $5,636 no-limit hold’em

Dec. 1-6: PokerStars EPT Prague €5,000 no-limit hold’em

Dec. 11-15: PokerStars UK and Ireland Poker Tour Irish Poker Championship €2,000 no-limit hold’em

Dec. 12: Grand Sierra Resort Winter Pot of Gold $1,000 no-limit hold’em

Dec. 13-15: World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah’s Atlantic City $5,000 no-limit hold’em

Dec. 14-19: World Poker Tour Five-Diamond World Poker Classic $15,000 no-limit hold’em


EPT — Antonio Matias Wins Vilamoura Main Event
LAPT — Amer Sulaiman Wins Costa Rica Main Event

Looking Ahead

PokerStars EPT Prague

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PokerStars APPT Sydney

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Five-Diamond World Poker Classic

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Turkey Shoot / Ho-Ho Hold’em

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